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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Websites and the Law 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9781854188281
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781854187680
Published: April 2014
Publisher: Thorogood Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £145.00

Despatched in 8 to 10 days.

This Report aims to provide the reader with a full description of the areas of law which apply to websites. It summarises the main legislation and provides practical guidance on how to ensure your website is legally compliant.

"Most companies in the UK have a website. Many do not follow the legislation."

You cannot afford to be one of them. Laws and regulations are being added all the time and the risk of non-compliance is growing with them. Many of the legal rules stem from the EU, from those governing distance learning to e-commerce and data protection.

Did you know, for example, that if you wanted to set up a new website, the legislation you need to comply with is strewn across at least 10 different directives or regulations?

This fully updated and expanded Report deals with all the practical legal issues that arise with websites, both those sites that sell goods or services and those which advertise. It includes new information on internet selling and the pitfalls and risks that surround that area. This expert Report will ensure that you are aware of everything you need to do to comply with the law. Be clear about your legal responsibilities, understand what your obligations are, be aware of the traps and pitfalls and avoid the costly penalties.

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Internet Law
1. Introduction to setting up a website

Your employment contract
Commissioning a website or designs for your site
Copyright ownership issues
Principal laws to consider
Computer viruses
Computer Misuse Act 1990
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
Pirated software

2. Domain names and trade marks

International trade mark disputes
Legal notices
Uniform Dispute Resolution Procedure
Resolving disputes
Metatags and search engines and trade marks
International trade mark issues
Parallel imports and exhaustion of rights
Further information

3. Advertising and copyright

Advertising agencies
Running a competition
Points schemes
Partnerships and alliances
Offering warranties
Linking and the law
Copyright notices and intellectual property
Example copyright notice
Codes of Practice
Further information

4. Selling from a website

Making the terms stick
Distance selling regulations
Delivery in 30 days
Action for companies
Credit card transactions
The electronic commerce regulations
Electronic contracting
Rescinding contracts
Further information

5. Personal data and websites

The data protection principles
Subject access
Opting in and out
Glossary of terms
Exporting data
Breaching the law
Example of a privacy policy
Further information
B2B telemarketing guidance published

6. Disability access to websites

‘Reasonable adjustments’?
RNIB recommendations
The W3C standard
DRC investigation
Further information

Appendices include:

Appendix 1:
Websites and the internet – FAQs of the information commissioner

Appendix 2:
Complying with the E-commerce Regulations 2002
New information requirements
Information requirements
Commercial communications
Electronic contracting
Limited liability for service providers
Other sources of information

Appendix 3:
Monitoring at work
Guidance for small businesses

Appendix 4:
Extract from the Information Commissioner’s Data Protection Code of Practice – Monitoring at Work Good Practice Recommendations V1.0.29